Milca, Baughman to chat; Peters gets tryout

UH softball players Tanisha Milca and Courtney Baughman are today’s guests on the Warrior Beat Show at noon. They are among seven seniors who will play their final home games this weekend. You may pose questions here or on the show’s comment section. Please join us.

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Jon Nielsen reports that former UH safety Leonard Peters has secured a tryout with the Minnesota Vikings. Peteres reports Thursday.

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Big Wave reports that Corey Paclebar has been told he will be invited to training camp. Paclebar is a 5-foot-7 receiver from Pleasant Hill, Calif. During the Warrior Bowl, he had a game-best seven catches for 51 yards.


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Kekoa reports the tragic news:

Very sad news from Pomai this morning.  Mrs. Pomai expired suddenly of a brain aneurysm soon after flying in to Hawaii last Saturday to attend a family funeral. The family decided to keep her on a ventilator because she was an organ donor.
He does invite all who knew or met her at New Orleans during the Sugar Bowl to attend her Memorial services.  Those services are pending, and will be conducted at “Word of Life” church with Pastor Joe Onosai presiding.  The family is also planning to have her ashes scattered off Queen’s beach.


  1. Kazz (blkberry_storm) April 28, 2009 8:58 am

    As they say in Waipahu: “pirst”!

  2. Kazz (blkberry_storm) April 28, 2009 9:02 am

    Tanisha and Courtney,

    If you were to sum up your careers at UH with one word what would it be?

  3. WenatcheeWarrior April 28, 2009 9:02 am

    Stephen, Any idea which 4 WRs have earned “starting points” going into fall?

  4. Stephen Tsai April 28, 2009 9:05 am

    No official word, but it’s safe to say that three of them are Lane, Salas and Pilares. The fourth is either Bradley, Medeiros or Blount. If Medeiros or Blount is No. 1, then Salas is a wideout. If it’s Bradley, then Salas is a slot.

  5. rylen April 28, 2009 9:13 am

    top 10

  6. Kazz April 28, 2009 9:15 am

    Tanisha and Courtney,

    How is the team liking the new Under Armour gear?

  7. haka April 28, 2009 9:15 am

    nice dinger the other day.
    are you still interested in joining the navy?

    rainbow wahine for life!
    what are your plans after UH?

  8. Pride. April 28, 2009 9:17 am

    My condolences to Pomai and family.

  9. al ™ April 28, 2009 9:18 am

    our heartfelt condolences to Pomai’s family.
    God be with you brother.

  10. Stretch April 28, 2009 9:19 am

    Good Morning Tsaikos!!

    Condolences to Pomai

  11. djmitcho April 28, 2009 9:20 am

    My condelences to Pomai and his ohana

  12. Dennis Halloran April 28, 2009 9:20 am

    Our ohana is with yours, Pomai family.

  13. Stretch April 28, 2009 9:21 am

    ST – In preparation for May 9th, you can take some lessons from this kid…

  14. Kazz April 28, 2009 9:21 am

    Courtney Baughman,

    When Justine Smethurst did not return this year, did the coaching staff meet with all the pitchers to lay out a plan for this season or did things just develop as they went along?

  15. Kazz April 28, 2009 9:24 am

    Tanisha Milca,

    Do you think you are doing anything differently in practice from the other members of your team that would attribute to your production at the plate?

  16. madeinhawaii April 28, 2009 9:34 am


    I am aghast… I’m so so sorry to hear about your loss. My heartfelt condolences.

  17. duffer April 28, 2009 9:35 am

    Deepest condolences to Pomai and family!

  18. HawaiianKiko(Chief Lurker) April 28, 2009 9:36 am

    Aloha from the tropical islands of Hawaii on the coconut wireless in digital paradise

    Good Morning TsaiKo Ohana

    Our condolences to POMAI and their Ohana….

    Back to the Future(of Lurking)

  19. SteveM April 28, 2009 9:38 am

    Condolences to Pomai and family.

  20. Kazz April 28, 2009 9:42 am


    My heartfelt sympathies go out to you and your family.

  21. tom mui April 28, 2009 9:44 am

    POMAI: I am so sorry for your loss. Even though I have not personally met you or your wife, from the WB, I feel that I have known you for a long time and the loss to you and your Ohana is also felt by all of us in the WB ohana. My prayers go out to you.

  22. GRM April 28, 2009 9:55 am

    My deepest sympathy to you and your family.

  23. jm2375 April 28, 2009 9:56 am

    Good morning Tsai-kos!

    Condolences to Pomai and his ohana.

  24. Long Time UH Fan April 28, 2009 10:02 am

    Our deepest sympathy and condolences to Pomai and his family

  25. eli boy April 28, 2009 10:08 am

    hi stephen tsai do you no the result of who made the football roster for the summer football camp.

  26. LizKauai [UNITE AND CONQUER] April 28, 2009 10:10 am

    Aloha Kakahiaka!

    Warmest ((((HUGS)))) to the Pomai ohana.

    Mrs. Pomai is a delightful soul and will be missed here. But how wonderful that she was able to return to Hawaii and give the gift of life to others.
    From the Tsick Call

  27. homey ℞ April 28, 2009 10:12 am

    Deepest sympathy and warmest heartfelt condolences from my family to Pomai and family.

  28. LizKauai [UNITE AND CONQUER] April 28, 2009 10:13 am

    COLT WATCH: barely able to hear some of the chat he had on 1420. He did say that there are 5 QBs at Redskins mini camp – need lots of arms to throw balls to the new recruits and hopefuls.

  29. tom mui April 28, 2009 10:16 am

    AL: did you go south of the border after all?

  30. homey ℞ April 28, 2009 10:16 am

    Stretch – I’d be surprised if ST can move like that kid!

    Pride – Back on the IR, so I’m back to just walking the poodles.

    Anyone know where Peters has been working out?

  31. homey ℞ April 28, 2009 10:17 am

    tom mui – # 29 Oh the possibilities with that post…

  32. Ralph April 28, 2009 10:21 am

    my deepest condolences to Pomai and his ohana…

  33. d1島 April 28, 2009 10:21 am

    Deepest Sympathy to Pomai and your Ohana.

  34. Jack Flash April 28, 2009 10:22 am

    Condolences and Aloha to Pomai ‘ohana.

  35. Jason April 28, 2009 10:23 am

    Pomai: My condolences to you and your family.

  36. Jack Flash April 28, 2009 10:33 am

    Corey Paclebar- at first I was like, Corey Who? But after seeing him snag all those balls at the spring game (and hold on after getting the smackdown), i can see why Coach Mac would want to keep this guy on the roster!

  37. labrat April 28, 2009 10:37 am

    My condolences to the Pomai family.

  38. Kekoa April 28, 2009 10:44 am

    Mahalo Liz for posting such a beautiful photo of Pomai and his lovely wife of many years, “Ku’uleialoha!”

    Mai poina,

  39. Stephen Tsai April 28, 2009 10:46 am

    Many of the players haven’t been notified, so no official release of 105 roster yet.

  40. Kazz April 28, 2009 10:47 am

    Jack Flash:

    April 28th, 2009 at 10:33 am
    Corey Paclebar- at first I was like, Corey Who? But after seeing him snag all those balls at the spring game (and hold on after getting the smackdown), i can see why Coach Mac would want to keep this guy on the roster!

    Yo Jack! I KNEW IT!!!

    “#85 was going to make the team.”

    Mwhahahahahahahahaha!!!! :mrgreen:

  41. mauiwarrior April 28, 2009 10:49 am

    does anybody feel the same as me about lane? I don’t think he should even start, he’s too soft and not close to being a complete receiver…..all he is capable of is stretching the field and when he does, he doesn’t even catch majority of the balls…….don’t know, but with all this depth i think his job is in jeopardy

  42. Jack Flash April 28, 2009 10:49 am

    Kazz- that’s a RAJAH! See ya

  43. Kazz April 28, 2009 10:51 am

    Tanisha and Courtney,

    If you two had the opportunity to act as recruiters for the UH Softball Program, what reasons would you give to potential recruits to choose UH based on your experiences?

  44. Buffoman April 28, 2009 10:57 am

    Maui Warrior. I agree. He reminds me of one Walter Murray. Could run and stretch a field, but boy did he drop a ton of important passes. There’s that one in the end zone against BYU that just sticks.

    Lane celebrates a lot when catching a ball should be what he does.

  45. Kazz April 28, 2009 10:57 am

    Many people came away with good impressions of starting WRs.

    I thought Ron Lee and Coach Mack had an idea to platoon as many as EIGHT receivers on a regular basis with ONE QB.

    If that is still a possibility I can see: Bradley, Salas, Pilares, and Lane as the “first” unit and Stutzmann, Henry, Blount, and J. Taylor as the “second”. Potential wildcards remain in Royce Pollard and Jon Medeiros. However, at this time I am not too sure about Tinoco, Matt Kiel, and Daniel Lofton.

    Of course all eight could be mixed and whatnot, but we have some depth at WR this season and DARE I say more than 2007… In 2007 we had a SOLID four, but then the drop-off behind them was significant as evident last season. This year, we have three “starters” in Salas, Pilares, and Lane, but we’ve seen the capabilities of J. Taylor, Bradley, Stutzmann, Blount, Henry, etc…

    It’s a decision I wouldn’t want to have as a coach, but a situation I am MORE than happy with as a fan.

  46. Kazz April 28, 2009 11:01 am

    RE: Malcolm Lane.

    What else can I say that hasn’t been said today. Many people feel this way as do I. He is an excellent kick returner though, but a lot of times last season his errors and left little to the imagination.

    He does know the routes and has already played in the system which gives him some “nods” to start again this season, but guys like Royce Pollard and BR Stutzmann are breathing down his neck and this better make Lane a more effective WR during game time.

  47. Kekoa April 28, 2009 11:04 am

    Tanisha & Courtney

    1. Are their any UH softball camps planned to help recruit more of our local players?

    2. Are there any good pitchers that are being heavily recruited, and what are our chances of getting them?

  48. Loa April 28, 2009 11:08 am

    Pomai – my condolences to you and your ohana

  49. protector April 28, 2009 11:12 am

    My heartfelt condolences, thoughts & prayers go out to Pomai & family at this time. Incidentally, I agree with “mauiwarrior” & “Buffoman” re: Lane. I think though, that with the competition heating up, it will push him in a good way to play at a high level. I agree that his hands often don’t match up to the quality of his speed, but we’ve all seen flashes of brilliance. I’m hoping he plays up to his potential. As for the rest of the receivers, methinks that the USC defense, as storied as it is, will be mightily tested by these guys in 2010, provided of course that the protections & the QB are up to scratch.

  50. madeinhawaii April 28, 2009 11:15 am

    Congrats to Corey Paclebar for making the training camp… That’s a motivational story and one that will hopefully light a fire under the seats of the other, more senior, receivers. Paclebar for his size can only compete for Slot… so will that mean Salas will be given more reps as WR in training camp?

    Last year we didn’t know who our QB would really be. Well, kinda, sort of.. doubtful mostly, and wondering what happened to Graunke. We weren’t really certain if we had enough receivers to go around and if our RBs would be able to contribute. We had doubts regarding our O-line the way they were decimated during the Sugar Bowl. The only thing we felt comfortable about was our Defense.

    What a flip-flop world college football is, eh?

  51. pepe April 28, 2009 11:18 am

    Tanisha Milca:

    How do you like the new Easton bats? I noticed that you have a pink bat, how do you feel about that color choice?

  52. mauiwarrior April 28, 2009 11:21 am

    Protector, Buffoman and Kazz:

    I also hope the increased depth does push him to fulfill the potential he showed as a freshmen and sophmore, and if not i hope someone behind him steps up his game……thanks for the reply

  53. Kazz April 28, 2009 11:23 am

    Tanisha and Courtney,

    Could you both share your stories about the moment when you decided to play for UH?

  54. Manoa Mist April 28, 2009 11:24 am

    My condolences to Pomai and the ohana.

  55. Kazz April 28, 2009 11:26 am


    April 28th, 2009 at 11:21 am
    Protector, Buffoman and Kazz:

    I also hope the increased depth does push him to fulfill the potential he showed as a freshmen and sophmore, and if not i hope someone behind him steps up his game……thanks for the reply

    It is a blessing to have much to fall back on. I don’t doubt that the coaching staff will know when to pull the plug on ANY player that is not performing well.

    During the last three practices of the spring I noticed that Ron Lee was working a lot closer with the receivers than he did last season. An offensive coordinator should know his “ammo” inside and out.

  56. Jason April 28, 2009 11:26 am

    Lane’s a senior, so hopefully the light turns on and he steps up. He showed some fire last year when there were rumors of him being challenged.

    I really like the depth we have, so I can see any number of guys starting. I know Ron Lee wanted to platoon last year, but even the starters were very raw, let alone the backups. At wideout, I like the idea of platooning Bradley, Taylor, Pollard, and Lane. At slot, we have Salas, Medeiros, Blount, and Pilares, not to mention others who could also challenge for some playing time. Billy Ray I like so much, I think he has to redshirt; I want him bigger, stronger, and faster for four full years. And Lofton showed some flashes last Saturday at UH; maybe he’s finally reaching his potential.

  57. roysan16 April 28, 2009 11:27 am


    The loss of your wife saddens me because I know exactly the emptiness you’re feeling. And I want to express a few comforting words during your time of grief. These are the type of exchanges that nobody ever relishes,.But it does bespeak of the ones that care. And having been there, I can say it does mean a lot.

    It brings tears to my eyes, sobs of tears because your were one of the first to express condolences at my loss. And that was only last summer. But it was the praiseworthiness in your message and in your words that impacted me in a comforting way.That is something I’ll always treasure-your words, your message and your concern on the worst day of my life, too.

    Pardon the regressions. But there’s a certain bond I feel with you. And I’m taking this liberty as I continue writing. And I want you to know this. For you’re a person I genuinely have had the utmost respect for. Maybe it goes back to the days we tried to get the other site going. I would like to think so.

    Today’s news saddens me greatly and I join with the others in expressing our condolences. I pray for your wife’s passage, and for you Pomai.

  58. haka April 28, 2009 11:31 am

    Much Love and Aloha to Pomai and Family.

  59. Loa April 28, 2009 11:36 am

    Tanisha & Courtney

    what other sports did you participate while growing up?

    what was your favorite? and why?


  60. pepe April 28, 2009 11:38 am


    What are your chances of winning the WAC this season?

  61. orthopedic dog bed April 28, 2009 11:41 am

    Interesting and useful info – thanks for informing everyone. Matt

  62. jammin April 28, 2009 11:47 am

    tanisha, where’s your favorite place to eat on the island?

    courtney, are you going to miss being out on that field?

  63. madeinhawaii April 28, 2009 11:53 am

    Hmm.. here’s a little tidbit contributed by ‘Maui Boy in Alaska’ in the SH forum..

    UH has had more players drafted in the 1st three rounds of the NFL draft during the 2000’s, then BYU 5, Utah 9, UCLA 10, Arizona 6, Oregon St. 9, Colorado 10, UW 7, and many others.

    Schools 1st 2nd 3rd Total
    Hawaii 1 6 4 11
    Ari St. 5 3 3 11
    UCLA 3 2 5 10
    Colorado 2 5 3 10
    OST 2 4 3 9
    UTAH 2 4 3 9
    Col st 2 4 3 9
    FST 2 2 4 8
    UW 2 4 1 7
    NM 1 2 3 6
    Arizona 2 3 1 6
    SDST 0 2 3 5
    BYU 1 3 1 5
    BST 1 2 0 3
    UNLV 0 2 0 2
    Nev 0 0 2 2

  64. Rob25 April 28, 2009 12:07 pm

    My condolences to Pomai and his family on their loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.

    What a wonderful gift to give life to others in the midst of your loss!

  65. Da Punchbowl Kid April 28, 2009 12:09 pm


    Very saddened to see the news. Our warmest aloha and deepest sympathies to you and yours at this time. Sweety and I will keep you all in prayer, my friend. God bless and keep you always.

  66. Jason April 28, 2009 12:11 pm

    Poor Leila and Stephen. Geez, this is the first time I’ve watched the show live in a long time; did they break out the glitches just for me? 😛

  67. Dirty Commish April 28, 2009 12:18 pm

    ST: Dirty Commish finds you dangerously close to sporting a mullet, sir. This situation must be addressed. Also, stop raiding the Commish’s closet because I am wearing the same shirt today.

    Princess is looking stunning as usual. Rawr.

    Best of luck to Tanisha and Courtney and the rest of the Wahine! Geev um!

    Deepest condolences to Pomai and ohana even if we are strangers… that is such a tragic story… may she fly on angel’s wings.

  68. TChahng [오키나와] April 28, 2009 12:23 pm

    Sorry to hear about Mrs. Pomai. My prayers for Mrs. Pomai and deepset condolences to Pomai and family.

  69. tom mui April 28, 2009 12:32 pm

    HOMEY: Al said he was going to some resort in, I think, Baja …oh, never mind…!!!

  70. aj! April 28, 2009 12:33 pm

    NISH, COURT i love you girls and im definately going to miss you both! lets go win WAC

  71. duffer April 28, 2009 12:46 pm


    al, decided to cancel Mexico and went to Vags instead!

  72. duffer April 28, 2009 12:47 pm

    where the heck is Vags…..Vegas!!!!!

  73. sjmacro April 28, 2009 12:50 pm

    Pomai: Condolences to you and your Ohana–sj and myki

  74. SteveM April 28, 2009 12:54 pm

    tom mui:
    April 28th, 2009 at 12:32 pm
    HOMEY: Al said he was going to some resort in, I think, Baja …oh, never mind…!!!

    Al told me he was gong to Puerto Vallarta soon…was it this week? There might be more bargains this week and next…told him he should cruise instead… 🙂

    Hmmm, I haven’t checked the Mexico cruise prices lately…

  75. SteveM April 28, 2009 1:01 pm

    ….or was it Cabo San Lucas? Anyway, Vegas sounds good. Thanks, duffer.

  76. homey ℞ April 28, 2009 1:10 pm

    I’d start worrying when ST starts singing “Achy Breaky Heart”.

    Good show today!

  77. jkk808 April 28, 2009 1:11 pm

    Travis Laboy was just released by the Cardinals, along with Edge James in a cost savings move.

    Hopefully he’ll sign with someone soon and stay healthy next year.

  78. FloridaTed April 28, 2009 1:14 pm

    Dear Pomai,

    The shock of your lovely wifes passing compelles me to write, no matter how long it takes me.

    Trying to make sense of something like that is virtually impossible, believe me, I’ve tried. While I had my stroke, I had become aware of a presents, of something more and bigger. Take solice in that, my friend, and let your memories guide her to her new life.

    My thoughts and prayers are with you, and so are Patti’s, she’s heartbroken.

  79. al ™ April 28, 2009 1:18 pm

    okay. end of mystery.
    last minute i decided to forego our “business trip” to puerto vallarta.
    yes, the swine flu outbreak had much to do with that decision.
    also, the mom was in surgery (and is doing great).
    we ventured north as duffer suggested.
    i wanted to visit our september tour accommodations.

    d1, your greens are still floating around the town as with ltuh and many others.

  80. G (China) April 28, 2009 1:26 pm


    Thank you for being a friend to the online community. My prayers do go out to you. I do pray you have comfort in knowing that she is in a better place. It’s us who grieve, but may it be for a moment. Blessings to you and yours.

  81. chawan_cut April 28, 2009 1:27 pm

    Any word on Adam yet?

  82. madeinhawaii April 28, 2009 1:46 pm

    Florida Ted,

    My joy in seeing your post is only tempered by the reason for it. Please take good care of yourself and that goes for Patti, too.

  83. mctruck April 28, 2009 2:02 pm

    Mr. Pomai, never met you all, but I’m sorry for your loss. From here on in, it’s “one-day at a time partner.” Best wishes to you and your family.

  84. Tombo Ahi April 28, 2009 2:04 pm

    my condolences to pomai and family.

  85. mctruck April 28, 2009 2:07 pm

    Florida Ted,

    Good to see you’re getting back your sea legs, or should I say, “blog-legs?” easy as she goes young man.

  86. mctruck April 28, 2009 2:09 pm

    So?…..Laboy gets the boot(released by the Cards)., his guaranteed (7.5 mil), should come in handy eh???

  87. Bulla April 28, 2009 2:23 pm

    my most sincere condolences to Pomai and ohana. Pastor Joe Onosai will do a wonderful service, have no doubt. He is a Warrior for God 🙂

  88. kama krab April 28, 2009 2:27 pm

    My condolences go out to Pomai and your family. We will keep you and your family in our prayers. Take care and god bless.

  89. curveball April 28, 2009 2:34 pm

    Pomai…my thoughts and prayers to you….

  90. d1島 April 28, 2009 2:35 pm


    A pleasure to see you back! 🙂

  91. madeinhawaii April 28, 2009 2:38 pm

    Wow.. Laboy got cut? Is he injured?

  92. d1島 April 28, 2009 2:41 pm


    Wow.. Laboy got cut? Is he injured?

    No, just practicing…Oh! Same ting!


  93. koakane™ April 28, 2009 2:52 pm

    condolences to Pomai and family sorry for your loss. ditto all the sentiments going out your way.

    aloha ohana …. day finally winding down. taking a few minutes to breath, sit back relax, put feet up and rest the eye’s for few minutes.

    will take this chance to read all the post back in a few

  94. Pauoa Boy April 28, 2009 2:54 pm

    Wha??? Travis Laboy got cut…what da heo? Das okay he was injury ridden all last year and the Cards drafted two hybrid guys in the draft so I can see why they cut him. Oh well 7.5 million garrans babbarans and a chance to get healthy and redeem himself somewhere else is fine with me. I bet he’ll be signed somewhere soon, but like all our boys, hope he stays healthy!

  95. Pauoa Boy April 28, 2009 2:59 pm

    Same with Pisa Tinoisamoa on the Rams, hope he has healed up and can redeem himself this year. Reminds of Blaze though, guys who play so intense and reckless that injuries get the best of them…auwe!

  96. kama krab April 28, 2009 3:00 pm

    The cards made two big arse mistakes today cutting Edge and Laboy. Laboy once healthy again is going to be an animal and Edge still has a few more good years ahead of him. I predict the Cards to have another losing season anyways after some of the moves they made this off-season and more moves to come.

  97. GRM April 28, 2009 3:00 pm

    Florida Ted,
    Glad to see you back. Take care and recover slowly. Its been almost 12 years since my stroke.

  98. Pauoa Boy April 28, 2009 3:09 pm

    kama krab,

    I’m with you on that…eventhough they made the moves for the incoming draft picks and money purposes I still think they lose money. I mean I would’ve kept Edge to mentor and help out Beanie Wells and Tim Hightower plus carry the load lil bit until they up to speed. Then with Travis Laboy, why invest that much money and then let him go. He is one of the better hybrid DE/LB guys in the NFL. I not too worried about him cause somebody going pick him up quick.

  99. Pauoa Boy April 28, 2009 3:15 pm

    Um, how come our boys getting into trouble again? Just heard Bryce Kalauokaaea ackin dumb making huhu with his girlfriend. Sheesh, what the frikk going on with these boys? Oh well, guess we not going see him in one Warrior uniform anymore…dummeh!!!

  100. Jason April 28, 2009 3:19 pm

    Didn’t Edge request a release?

  101. kama krab April 28, 2009 3:21 pm

    Yah read about Bryce to. What the heck he thinking. Braddah you gotta go get some help. You get one baby coming. NO CAN BE ACKING STUPID LIKE THAT. Prayers for you to get your life straighten out.

  102. G (China) April 28, 2009 3:24 pm

    Florida Ted,

    Great too see you on the blog. Life is precious. Live well.

  103. madeinhawaii April 28, 2009 3:26 pm

    kama krab,

    My thoughts exactly. Got to seek help. Violence and threats of violence simply isn’t the way. Just not pono.

  104. Pauoa Boy April 28, 2009 3:30 pm

    You might be right about Edge… Anyway I guess that makes Beanie Wells a rookie RB to look for in Fantasy Football huh??? So what, you guys like make one league this year for Fantasy Football when start???

  105. kama krab April 28, 2009 3:35 pm

    In regards to the Cards next year, it’s going to be Kurt Warner and Larry Fitzgerald and nobody else. Anquan (sp?) is the next one out the door. It’s gonna first to worse for them. It will be the rise of the Niner’s next year.

  106. Jason April 28, 2009 3:48 pm

    Rise of the 49ers! 🙂

    And of course, we’ll have a league for fantasy football. We always do! 🙂

  107. Ralph April 28, 2009 3:53 pm

    Jason there’s only one team in the bay area, and it wears silver and black….

  108. 702WarriorNation April 28, 2009 3:54 pm

    Our deepest sympathy and condolences to Pomai and family.
    Our thoughts are with you!

  109. wafan April 28, 2009 4:05 pm

    Pomai . . .

    My deepest condolences to you and your family. Mrs. Pomai’s generosity and love for others is evidenced by her willingness to help others in their time of need through the donation of her organs.

    In time you should take a few moments to tell them about Mrs. Pomai and how she continues to live and flourish not only in your heart but in your memories.

    Prayers and thoughts for you and your family, and much gratitude to Mrs. Pomai for thinking of others.

  110. Jason April 28, 2009 4:09 pm

    Kickoff times for all but the Washington State and Wisconsin games were set for the upcoming football season:

  111. jm2375 April 28, 2009 4:13 pm

    Ralph – you funny…. Da Yahoo guys gave da Silver and Black an F for da draft.

  112. whitey April 28, 2009 4:20 pm

    Pomai, to you and your family, my deepest sympathies and may time help heal the family.

  113. Ralph April 28, 2009 4:23 pm

    JM2375 the yahoo guys must have as much grease in the hair as Mel Kiper, got their brains fried in oil or choking with cholesterol

  114. whitey April 28, 2009 4:25 pm

    PB and kama, thanks for the info on BK. like both of you said, not too smart!!

  115. wafan April 28, 2009 4:26 pm

    That hair “stuff” soaked into their scalps. That is why I do not use any kind of hair stuff.

    Of course, my scalp does not need any, either.


  116. Pauoa Boy April 28, 2009 4:39 pm

    The Black and Silver need help, no wait a miracle, no wait…get rid of Al Davis!!!

  117. Pauoa Boy April 28, 2009 4:42 pm

    I thought Kurt Warner was planning to retire if Anquan Boldin doesn’t stay with the Cards??? If that happens, it’ll probably be another lifetime before we see Arizona reach the Superbowl again…

  118. Pauoa Boy April 28, 2009 4:52 pm

    49ers on the rise…hmm…maybe if they traded for some #5 guy on the Redskins? Shaun Hill, Alex Smith, Damon Huard, and Nate Davis as the QB’s doesn’t excite me too much. Lucky they got Crabtree though cause if they could get a half-way decent QB they have some weapons in the arsenal. Frank Gore, Vernon Davis, Michael Crabtree, and even ancient Isaac Bruce could be somewhat lethal… I mean shoot they even added that Fresno Puppy Bear Pascoe…

  119. Momo April 28, 2009 4:56 pm

    Our prayers to the Pomai Ohana.

    Good to see so many bows getting there shot in the arm and hope them the best at this level.

  120. Jason April 28, 2009 5:17 pm

    The Nate Davis pick was interesting. We’ll have to see if he can overcome his learning disability. And I loved the Bear Pascoe pick. He’ll add some physicality to the TE position that we don’t have with Davis and Delanie Walker. But yeah, Alex Smith or Shaun Hill …

  121. Pauoa Boy April 28, 2009 5:23 pm

    Wide Receivers…

    If Salas, Lane, and Pilares are locks…I would go with Rodney Bradley and move Salas to slot with Pilares. I think it will give us a legit deep threat who will demand attention to his side and open up more of the underneath stuff to Salas and Pilares and let them wreak havoc. Regardless we so deep anyone of our receivers can do damage!

  122. 99club April 28, 2009 5:28 pm


    I’m deeply saddened to read about the passing of such a sweet person. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family.

  123. Pauoa Boy April 28, 2009 5:30 pm


    Slowly but surely the pieces for the 49ers are coming together. The defense is pretty good. Michael Crabtree could bring back the memories of Jerry Rice. Frank Gore is a Top 5 running back when healthy. Vernon Davis still hasn’t reached his potential yet. Isaac Bruce can still hold it down at his age. All that’s missing is a QB…I wonder if they were in the hunt for Jay Cutler??? Now that would be dangerous.

  124. Kazz April 28, 2009 6:05 pm



    HONOLULU – The University of Hawai‘i Athletics Department announced kickoff times for the 2009 football season. In addition, all but one road game start time has been confirmed.

    UH’s season-opener against Central Arkansas on Friday, Sept. 4, will begin at 7:05 p.m. at Aloha Stadium while the Warriors’ nationally televised season-finale against Wisconsin on Saturday, Dec. 5 is still to be determined.

    Hawai‘i’s other five home games are slated for a 6:05 p.m. kickoff. Five of the team’s six road games have announced kickoff times while the Washington State game in Seattle, Wash., is still pending.

    Also, the Utah State game on Nov. 7 has been designated as UH’s Homecoming Game while the Nov. 28 game against Navy is Military Night.

    2009 Schedule

    Sept. 4 Central Arkansas 7:05 p.m.
    Sept. 12 at Washington State TBA
    Sept. 19 at UNLV 6:00 p.m. PT
    Sept. 30 at Louisiana Tech* (ESPN2) 7:00 p.m. CT
    Oct. 10 Fresno State* 6:05 p.m.
    Oct. 17 at Idaho* 2:00 p.m. MT
    Oct. 24 Boise State* 6:05 p.m.
    Oct. 31 at Nevada* 1:05 p.m PT
    Nov. 7 Utah State* (Homecoming) 6:05 p.m.
    Nov. 14 New Mexico State* 6:05 p.m.
    Nov. 21 at San Jose State* 5:00 p.m. PT
    Nov. 28 Navy (Military Night) 6:05p.m.

    Dec. 5 Wisconsin (ESPN or ESPN2) TBA

  125. Jason April 28, 2009 6:15 pm

    Pauoa Boy: I like Bradley, and I would prefer him as the fourth starter, because I really like Salas at slot and I don’t remember having this much deep speed at the two wideout positions since Colbert and Lelie. Blount looks pretty darn good too, though, he’s got some Chad Owens in him. I think it comes down to two things: 1) Does Bradley have a good enough understanding of the offense, and is his route running polished enough? He’s a very raw receiver, and while he made some huge strides from the first practice to the last, he still has some work to do. 2) I think we see both Bradley and Blount in games, so I’m wondering how Salas feels about mid-game transitions back and forth between X and H. Because the reads are different, it does add more work for him in turns of game prep. If he can do it seamlessly, then that adds even more potential to this offense. He does seem to be a good football IQ guy …

    Kazz: I see you are in the habit of ignoring my posts. See #110. 😉

  126. Bathroom Accessories April 28, 2009 7:17 pm

    There are so many players haven’t been notified. So it’s safe to say that three of them are Lane, Salas and Pilares. The fourth is either Bradley, Medeiros or Blount. If Medeiros or Blount is No. 1, then Salas is a wide out. If it’s Bradley, then Salas is a slot. Does anybody feel the same like me.

  127. jack Live Bingo April 28, 2009 7:19 pm

    heartiest condolence to pomai. its really a bad to hear this.

  128. Kekoa April 28, 2009 7:27 pm

    ST ~ Here are 2 more examples of super spammers who have posted before. Now at 126 & 127 they use the subjects from the blog to hide behind.

    What is particularly in bad taste is the fact that in 127 they are using the death of one of our members as an excuse to sell their wares.

    Please ask HA personnel to track these 2 and fry their Spam!

  129. brew808 April 28, 2009 7:34 pm

    I totally agree with Kekoa

    Spam & eggs is good. Spam including Pomai, especially today, is abominable!

    My heartfelt condolences to Pomai and his ‘ohana.

  130. Jim Donovan April 28, 2009 7:38 pm


    Tracy (Kinda Shy) and myself would like to extend our heartfelt condolences on the loss of your wife. Please know all of you are in our thoughts and prayers.

  131. virgin casino April 28, 2009 7:47 pm

    Anyhow, the certainty that the world will end soon seems to give a perverse sense of comfort to some people.

  132. UKU@LA April 28, 2009 7:51 pm

    THOUGHTS: Pomai n Ohana!

  133. Pauoa Boy April 28, 2009 7:53 pm

    For sure we’ll see alot more than just Bradley and Blount. I just think that Bradley will start with the other three. Nothing against Blount cause he can start just as well. But with only 4 receivers on the field at a time maybe we should put in a 5 receiver set here and there. Bradley will come around as far as route running and all that I’m not worried about him. I really think this offense will get used to its old ways and light up the scoreboard. We have so many weapons, defensive coordinators will be up all night and come game time will need a box a tissue from all the crying they’re going to do when they have no clue how to defend our attack!

  134. Jason April 28, 2009 8:01 pm

    How about a five-wide ‘Noke? Can you imagine motioning Bradley, Lane, or Pilares like the Razorbacks motioned Felix Jones? Give him the ball with a full head of steam … 😀

  135. bighilofan2 April 28, 2009 8:03 pm


    my deepest condolences to you and your entire ohana. Peace!

  136. Mrs. A-House April 28, 2009 8:06 pm

    Esme –

    You’ve got mail.

  137. Pauoa Boy April 28, 2009 8:15 pm

    That’s what I love about Coach Mack and his recruiting efforts, no more such thing as rebuilding anymore… This football program is on the verge of becoming something great and the football world will soon know about the Powerhouse of the Pacific! When has there ever been a time where the coaches are getting headaches because we have too many #1’s to choose from. Soon there will be no more ESPN analyst retardation when talking about Warrior players, oh wait nevermind that would mean they’d have to fire Kiper, Jaworski, McShay, Herbstreit, etc…okay I take that back…

  138. curveball April 28, 2009 8:20 pm

    Pauoa Boy:

    April 28th, 2009 at 8:15 pm


  139. tom mui April 28, 2009 8:26 pm

    The Jack Bonham Award to the top student-athlete was awarded tonight to Solomon Eliminian and Annett Wichmann.

  140. injury solicitor April 28, 2009 8:36 pm

    Nothing against Blount cause he can start just as well. But with only 4 receivers on the field at a time maybe we should put in a 5 receiver set here and there.

  141. Bingo Night Live April 28, 2009 8:50 pm

    Condolences to Pomai and Ohana

  142. Cindy (cenn) April 28, 2009 8:53 pm

    Pomai, I am so sorry for your loss. You and your family will be in my prayers.

  143. brew808 April 28, 2009 8:53 pm

    Can we please filter any incoming URL’s w/ *

  144. Kazz April 28, 2009 8:58 pm

    Now, as usual, I know the Tsaikos will be in attendance in at least one of the baseball nights, but just in case…

    Baseball and Softball K-5 Television Schedule:

    UH Rainbow Baseball vs LaTech: Thursday 6:35pm, Friday 6:35pm, and Sunday 1pm. No replays.

    Wahine Softball Senior Night vs Boise State: Saturday at 2pm (doubleheader). Replay at 10:30pm.

    *No Rainbow Baseball K-5 coverage on Saturday.

  145. madeinhawaii April 28, 2009 8:58 pm

    congratulations to Solly on a well-deserved award.

  146. madeinhawaii April 28, 2009 8:59 pm

    and Wichmann, too

  147. Mei Ling April 28, 2009 8:59 pm

    My sincere condolences to you, Pomai, and your ‘ohana.

  148. Piper's son April 28, 2009 9:01 pm

    Brew – your #143, I agree.

    #140 seems to be in the same league – indirect solicitation of sorts, I think.

    It’s getting hard for the legal types nowdays. When I catch up to the ambulance, there is already six lawyers sitting in it!

  149. brew808 April 28, 2009 9:02 pm

    Good Wai/Tsai show today, especially with Tanisha & Courtney as guests. Personally, it’s really difficult to find much joy in anything today…. Everyone, please (((hug))) your loved ones and have good thoughts for all.

  150. BG April 28, 2009 9:18 pm


    It’s so difficult to grasp the enormity of your loss. She passed as she lived…caring for others and giving…she is God’s child for sure. Betty and I pray for the Lord’s grace in your time of need.

  151. Garret April 28, 2009 9:18 pm

    Condolences to Pomai and his family. I had the honor of meeting Mrs. Pomai in New Orleans and she was such a warm and nice person…I do not have the words to express how badly I feel for Pomai right now.

  152. A-House April 28, 2009 9:22 pm


    Big fella, you are up late tonight or are you posting from HI?

    Mrs A-House itching to see you again in Seatle and/or LV cause she forget how you look like – too many covered faces in her pics.

  153. Garret April 28, 2009 9:23 pm

    The Bryce Kalauokaaea story was up on this featured site on Rivals. This isn’t the publicity that UH wants…

  154. A-House April 28, 2009 9:24 pm

    OK, way past my bed time – only time I stay up this late is for Warrior football or I stay in Vegas!

  155. Garret April 28, 2009 9:25 pm

    Free play link time. Please ignore my next 5 posts if you do not want to read the off-topic stuff.

    Article about how the swine flu is the long-predicted result of the world’s industrial animal farming system, with more than 1 billion pigs and more than 70 billion chickens raised each year for human consumption, animal farming methods make the creation of new virus types inevitable.

  156. Garret April 28, 2009 9:25 pm

    Mexico complained when a Health official in Israel proposed changing the name of the “swine flu” to the “Mexican flu”.

  157. Garret April 28, 2009 9:26 pm

    An Austrian lab accidentally sent out a batch of bird flu and it got mixed with a human flu strain, which could have created a hybrid flu that could have caused a pandemic. The Austrian lab made the mistake last year, but the news didn’t get out until this week.

  158. Ralph April 28, 2009 9:26 pm

    kazz thanks for the schedule

  159. PowderPuff April 28, 2009 9:27 pm

    Pomai, deepest condolences to you for your loss. You and your entire ‘ohana are in our thoughts and prayers.

  160. Garret April 28, 2009 9:27 pm

    US National Academy of Engineering panel concluded that even the strongest levees and flood walls might not be able to save New Orleans if it was hit with a hurricane like Katrina again. So, even if they build the best possible protection for New Orleans (which doesn’t seem to be happening), if something like Katrina hits again it might not be enough to protect New Orleans.

  161. las vegas April 28, 2009 9:27 pm

    Pomai and family,
    My family and I would like to offer our deepest condolences
    May her memory live in the priceless gifts she donated

  162. Garret April 28, 2009 9:27 pm

    Journal paper challenges the popular theory that an asteroid led to the extinction of the dinosaurs.

  163. Garret April 28, 2009 9:28 pm

    There are a lot of knockoff cell phones (Hi-phone instead of iPhone, etc.) in China, accounting for more than 20% of their cell phone sales.

  164. Garret April 28, 2009 9:29 pm

    Free play links pau.

  165. Garret April 28, 2009 9:33 pm

    The NFL is thinking about making their draft take *3* days.

    The NFL confirmed reports that the league is considering the idea of starting the 2010 draft in prime time on a Thursday night and making it a three-day event but added that no decision has been made.

    The Dallas Morning News reported that the NFL was considering holding the first round of the draft on a Thursday night, the second and third rounds on a Friday night and rounds 4 through 7 on a Saturday.

  166. madeinhawaii April 28, 2009 9:35 pm


    Your #153 just reminds us how every player on the Warrior team is a UH and Hawaii ambassador. The good they do reverberates throughout the islands and sometimes it even gets noticed beyond our shores. BUT, the wrongs they do echo far and abroad and become greatly magnified so that they darken our Island skies.

    In addition to their penchant for violent outbursts against multiple species, Kalauokaaea and Davis are both suspended (essentially dismissed) pending a resolution to their cases, are both negligible to the Warriors’ plans this fall. So investigators can take their time.

    What is this guy trying to imply about UH, McMackin’s program, and our Court system?

  167. momotaro April 28, 2009 10:00 pm


    Deepest condolences to you and your family.

  168. addahknowjoe April 28, 2009 10:14 pm

    Aloha Pomai-

    Our deepest condolences are extended to you and your ohana.

    You are in our prayers.

  169. madeinhawaii April 28, 2009 10:35 pm


    I’m still in shock..
    Take care.. you .. your family…

    God bless you all.

  170. JaM April 28, 2009 10:38 pm


    Our condolences to you and your Ohana. Brie and I will keep you in our prayers.


  171. DaMenehune April 28, 2009 10:59 pm

    Pomai, Condolences to you and your family.

  172. Kazz April 28, 2009 11:05 pm

    I’m done worrying about what the media covers in regards to incidents involving UH players.

    Im sure there will be those that will disagree and will say we should be worried about this as it has been a constant and UH football has had the reputation of having “thugs” on the program.

    Well what is worrying going to do about? I am a fan, a “booster” etc… am I going to give my free time to snoop and follow 100+ football players around making sure they don’t get into trouble? Am I going to lobby to make sure Coach Mack jumps on them? Seriously…

    I’ll just spend my time cheering for those that are decent and good kids and those that have done horrible things will just fade into nothingness… that’s the choice they’ve made.

  173. Addahknowsports© April 28, 2009 11:50 pm


    Ditto what a-joe expressed. I would have loved to have met her. Life is precious and living fully those moments with the ones you love and enjoy being with is irreplaceable. Once again, we extend our warmest aloha and condolences.

  174. Kekoa April 29, 2009 12:00 am

    One final late night post. I spoke with Pomai a few hours ago. He and his ohana want you all to know that they are so overwhelmed with the outpouring of sympathy for the passing of his dear wife.

    He has been comforted by the condolences and offers of prayers from the Warrior Beat Tsaiko’s. The time that people took out of their busy lives to ackowledge her passing is making them feel so proud to be a part of all of this.

    As soon as plans for her memorial services are made firm, I will share the information with all of you. Meanwhile if you have any ideas of what you would like to as a group, please let me know in the form of a back-channel message to my email addy…kekoa22 at aol dot com.

    Thank you all and good night!


  175. accident claim April 29, 2009 1:30 am

    Really Pomai you are doing tremendous,keep it up.

  176. Business Gas April 29, 2009 1:47 am

    cool man ur great

  177. wafan April 29, 2009 2:47 am

    Good morning all!

    It is hump day!!!

  178. wafan April 29, 2009 2:52 am

    Spam used as a food is good.

    Spam used to sell tacky products is disgusting especially when using the loss of a loved one as the vehicle.

    Please, techies! Do something to filter and remove these heartless cretins.

  179. Pomai April 29, 2009 3:27 am

    Aloha my fellow TSAIKOS, first on behalf of myself and my daughter I want to thank you all for the Aloha that has poured forth from you all. I also want to thank my beautiful Pua for sharing her life with me. When I arrived home on the dismal Sunday morning I had a very heavy heart but after visiting with Ku’uleialoha my sprite was lifted by the Aloha that came from her, and celebrated with her as she started her journey home to the Lord.

    In the last couple of days as I looked back at her life I was truly amazed of what she had accomplished in her short time spent on earth and also the number of people she has touched in her life. She has brought great joy and comfort to so many people it’s mind boggling.

    As our brother Kekoa has said we will be having a memorial service for her then scatter half of her ashes off Kuhio beach, then I will take the remaining ashes back to West Virginia where we will have another memorial service and then scatter the remaining ashes on the farm where we live.

    And to Florida Ted, as I sat an read the comment you wrote tears where flowing, I am so honored and proud that her Aloha reached all the way to you and touched you to accomplish the portion of your journey back to us.

    Again Aloha and Mahalo to you all.

    Pomai and Kuuleialoha
    Husband and Daughter of

    Ku’uleialoha Kaneakua Patton

  180. LizKauai [iMac] UNITE AND CONQUER! April 29, 2009 3:29 am

    Fell asleep and woke up with this thought:

    Personal humility and loving kindness are sometimes strange descriptions for avid football fans but no words seem to better fit Mr. and Mrs. Pomai – who have been enriching the lives of people on the east coast as skilled ambassadors of aloha these many years.

    In the next few days, as we gather to pray and pay our respects to Mrs. Pomai, we will come to realize what a great soul and public servant she was and be reminded again of how blessed we are to have been brought together as the Tsai-ko ohana.

    OK. Now I can say Nighty Night and Sweet Warrior Dreams

  181. LizKauai [iMac] UNITE AND CONQUER! April 29, 2009 3:31 am

    Hi Pomai!

    Guess you couldn’t sleep either!

  182. Garret April 29, 2009 4:59 am


    It was nice to read your post and I’m glad that the support from the Tsaikos can provide some comfort for you. I hope that you and your daughter are taking some comfort in the Aloha from the blog.

  183. Garret April 29, 2009 5:00 am

    This paper likes the draft pick for Veikune.

    Round 2, No. 52, linebacker David Veikune, Hawaii. Veikune had as much success as a pass-rusher as some of the more highly touted types who will be converted from college defensive ends to pro OLBs, like Orakpo and Brown. Late in the second round is the right place to pick a player like that.

  184. Garret April 29, 2009 5:03 am

    Twitter is the latest recruiting tool for coaches.

    New accounts on Twitter, a burgeoning social networking service, have been started by Illinois coach Ron Zook, USC’s Pete Carroll, Notre Dame’s Charlie Weis and Tennessee’s Lane Kiffin, to name a few.

    It might not be the same as texting a recruit directly, but Zook is clear about why he was willing to start on Twitter.

    “The whole reason obviously had to do with recruiting, period,” he said. “I guess others have been able to follow us. It’s amazing what (students) have now and how they communicate, and guys are able to see what we’re doing.”

    At least 18 Division I head coaches have Twitter accounts, and their audiences grow daily. Carroll has more than 12,000 following his posts, while Georgia’s Mark Richt, Washington’s Steve Sarkisian, Weis and Kiffin all have more than 2,000 followers.

    Twitter does have a feature that allows for direct messages — viewable only by sender and recipient — to a person’s phone. Kearns was not aware of the NCAA’s stance on this option.

    Zook is interested in the recruiting angle. Illinois made it a point to inform recruits that Zook had started an account, allowing them to follow his updates if wanted.

    Duke coach David Cutcliffe announced on Twitter that his staff had talked to 56 recruits on the first day that phone calls were allowable.

  185. Garret April 29, 2009 5:05 am

    From 5 to 10pm today, you can get scoops (up to 3) of ice cream for just 31 cents each–the money goes to honor America’s firefighters with a $100,000 donation to the National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC) National Junior Firefighter Program. I know that my family will do our part!

  186. Garret April 29, 2009 5:09 am

    Dominos is offering a free “Pasta Bowl” today. This is pasta baked into a pizza crust. If you go to their website you’ll see a picture of it. Domino’s is giving away free lunch from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m today. Just stop by any of their participating locations and you can get a free carry-out order of their new Bread Bowl Pasta! Lori called and found out that the Dominos near our house is giving them out for free today.

  187. djmitcho April 29, 2009 5:23 am

    Good morning All! Hope everyone has a good hump day.
    Continued prayers for Pomai and Ohana, and Florida Ted, and all other Tsaikos and families that need them.

  188. whitey April 29, 2009 5:36 am

    good morning tsaikos.

    prayers and thoughts for all of our tsaikos.

  189. KapoleiWarrior April 29, 2009 5:58 am

    I’m still a little wary of Dominos. Did you ever see that youtube showing what goes on in those places?

  190. Garret April 29, 2009 6:09 am


    I’ve seen that video…I even archived the YouTube article in my blog when it first came out. However, those guys were fired quickly and it was just one restaurant on the mainland. I’m guessing that there are a lot of other things going on at restaurants that I don’t want to know about either…with YouTube it is just easier for us to find out about it.

    Anyway, it is free and a few blocks from my house so my wife and I have a (cheap) lunch date today! Dinner tonight will be chicken from El Pollo Loco that we picked up yesterday (also free), then dessert will be ice cream from BR. My wife loves that she doesn’t have to cook and we’re not spending money.

  191. Garret April 29, 2009 6:14 am

    It was nice to get a chance to invent something at work yesterday…I got to do my own thing instead of researching what others do and came up with something new. I’m probably going to be off-blog all day trying to test this new thing…this could blow away everything else out there.

  192. whitey April 29, 2009 6:20 am

    Garret, i got to admit you are an excellent fuud shopper. how you find those freebies is something else. keep up the good work and good luck on your newest invention.

  193. whitey April 29, 2009 6:21 am

    just cruising along the blog and soon it will be #200

  194. LizKauai [iMac] UNITE AND CONQUER! April 29, 2009 6:29 am


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  199. bighilofan2 April 29, 2009 6:30 am

    Good morning Tsaikos everywhere.

    Hiya Pomai.

  200. LizKauai [iMac] UNITE AND CONQUER! April 29, 2009 6:30 am


  201. LizKauai [iMac] UNITE AND CONQUER! April 29, 2009 6:31 am

    Whitey is right!


  202. LizKauai [iMac] UNITE AND CONQUER! April 29, 2009 6:32 am


    Hiya, bhf2!

  203. whitey April 29, 2009 6:33 am

    somehow most of us can relate to a student athlete in college and we all did somethings that were out of line, but you didn’t do things that were no no, like beating up your spouse or girlfriend, stealing, burglary, ripping off people, etc most of us knew where the fine line ends and there are still student athletes who don’t want to adhere to discipline and responsibility and they cross the fine line. for those kind of athletes, they should be suspended from athletics and not allowed to use the athletic facilities.

  204. whitey April 29, 2009 6:35 am

    lizk, you one sly bugga. while i was putting my thoughts together, you when scale the moutain. hahahahaaa

    brother bhf2, how you??? good morning.

  205. Kekoa April 29, 2009 6:41 am

    Good Morning All…(and you too BHF2!)

    Gotta be a great day ahead! I feel like our NFL hopefuls are one day closer to catching a break. No names mentioned as I wish them all well without any possibility of bachi creeping in.

  206. bighilofan2 April 29, 2009 6:46 am

    Good morning you guyz whitey. LizK. an yu too kekoa. 😀

  207. whitey April 29, 2009 6:47 am

    good morning braddah kekoa. great morning, sun shining and warming all the tsaikos on maui and hawaii nei.

  208. bighilofan2 April 29, 2009 6:50 am

    now now now….

    call me a … whatever. I believe in the power of prayer. 😀

    goes sumtin like dis:

    “De. Dea. . DearLord…..

    ifI get outta this one, I promise I promise I’ll never be da idiot I’ve
    made myself out to be. …”. 😀

    worked for me. 😀

    have a nice day people. 😆

  209. Kekoa April 29, 2009 7:05 am

    *Mr. Coloma* ~ If you are busy bookin’ Dan-O this morning and beating a confession out of him, please take time to swing by the hale for a little lunch break. I know these sessions can be stressfull, and one tends to work up a hearty appetite.

    Call me…or send an email, officer Pacheco has my numbah (use da one in his person of interest file!). I can show you the area where we need a little more community awareness brought to bear.

    (Howzit Mrs. ‘C’ – I hope you keepin’ an eye on J(J’s) cuz’n at O-triple C!)

  210. bighilofan2 April 29, 2009 7:08 am

    ok no more foolin around
    gotta go work

    But first, a BIG plus @ Ferd’s column on Boise State

    and I’m thinking that the additions of Shaw and Tormey gonna do the same for our coaching staff and players. a integral part of winning is believing… and doing something about it when the chips are on the line

    hi ho hi ho.

    Go Warriors.

  211. whitey April 29, 2009 7:10 am

    ding ding, the bell has rung, so it is time to have some fuud. see you all later.

  212. Kekoa April 29, 2009 7:17 am

    …oh and tell officer Pacheco dat da fertilizah he found stockpiled in my garage really did get used for planting flowers and da lawn all around my house. Imagine, he taught I was going use ’em for sumting else!

  213. Mei Ling April 29, 2009 7:19 am

    Morning, gangeez!

    Good luck to Leonard Peters.

    Off to the farmer’s market.

  214. Kekoa April 29, 2009 7:20 am

    Whitey! ~ I missed da report on the Charity Golf Tourney. How did da keeds do? Nobody got konked on da head eh?!

  215. HawaiianKiko(Chief Lurker) April 29, 2009 7:37 am

    Aloha from the tropical islands of Hawaii on the coconut wireless in digital paradise…..

    Good Morning TsaiKo Ohana

    Congratulations to all the Warriors in the NFL Draft…ReTweet re Leonard Peters tryout good luck

    Back to the Future(of Lurking)

  216. madeinhawaii April 29, 2009 7:42 am


    April 29th, 2009 at 6:14 am

    It was nice to get a chance to invent something at work yesterday…I got to do my own thing instead of researching what others do and came up with something new. I’m probably going to be off-blog all day trying to test this new thing…this could blow away everything else out there.

    Anyone else, I’d say, “Hey great!” But when you say “blow away everything” that really sounds scary!


  217. warriorfanny2 April 29, 2009 8:06 am

    #236 (pride) wrote:

    “WarriorFanny2. It’s obvious that you have a PhD in football and you’re speaking to most of us who are still in Football 101 to 301. Can you please bring your posts down to our level?
    Chemistry-interface? Summer-cycle training periods? Sophmore records? Fusion of coaches? Template of experience?”

    Pride, havent forgot–just was busy–
    So, per your request, I offer the following:

    Training-cycles (approx. 8 weeks per cycle) can be broken down to in-season, post season to spring (JAN-MAR-usually an 8 week circuit) and summer-cycle to Camp (JUN-JULY–8 week circuit again).
    These cycles are principally comprised of weight training and plyometrics, diet, agility drills, run-conditioning, position-techniques, 7 on 7 unsupervised and a garden variety of stuff put together by the trainer per coaching staff priorities.
    Except for the seasonal cycle, the other two periods are under the direct supervision and responsibility of the football trainer. He is God.

    JJ always mentioned coach-player interaction as vital to having good team ‘chemistry’.

    Dick Tomey often talks about chemistry between coach and player and is boasting about “chemistry” between his new QB coach, Terry Malley, and returning senior QB Kyle Reed.

    Simply stated, it is the the interaction of coaching personality in combination with player response.
    We will have two new coaches and a subsequent shift in responsibilities and duty–so this serves as a catalyst to forming new coach-player chemistry that will be interesting to observe over the next 16 weeks.

    Fusion of coaches–Ron Lee with Gordie, Miano w Chris Tormey.
    Mutual respect and ties between Coach Ron and Gordie, dunno about Tormey and Miano.

    Template of experience, eg., Gordie Shaw’s Big Ten experience as an OL coach in a conference known to produce NFL-OLM and smash-mouth football.
    Ditto with Chris Tormey as he brings a resume of experience with him as a head coach and as a seasoned assistant in the PAC 10.

    Sophomore–MAC is headed into his 2nd year of coaching.
    Pivotal, in terms of team and position organization.
    MAC has a 5-year window to yield results from his recruiting efforts and hire. We are in year 2.

    BTW, great article by Ferd on da Broncs, now u guyz know Im not a ‘Bosiefanny’ just showing respect for a great program that achieves by being efficient.

    PS….Don’t forget, this is Tiger week @ Quail Hollow…

  218. Kekoa April 29, 2009 8:20 am

    jm2375 ~ Ten Q for da coupon. Went on line with it and ordered some stuff. Whoa 25% off!…plus one nodda 10% on top sumtings. Yee Haw!

    Can still use ’em for in-store use latahz!…Mahalo!

  219. jm2375 April 29, 2009 8:27 am

    Kekoa – almost didn’t send it to you, figga’d you were related to someone who works there. 😀

    BTW, for those who don’t sign up online for stuff, let me tell you something. I have a birthday coming up and am going to eat my way through it and beyond. Got coupons from Ryan’s, Kincaids, BR, Cold Stone, Buca, Pinky’s, and Boston’s Pizza. hehehe… Da Pinky’s coupon is for a free steak dinner with glass of house wine and ice cream sundae.

  220. SteveM April 29, 2009 8:48 am

    Good morning everyone!

    April 29th, 2009 at 8:27 am
    BTW, for those who don’t sign up online for stuff, let me tell you something. I have a birthday coming up and am going to eat my way through it and beyond. Got coupons from Ryan’s, Kincaids, BR, Cold Stone, Buca, Pinky’s, and Boston’s Pizza. hehehe… Da Pinky’s coupon is for a free steak dinner with glass of house wine and ice cream sundae.

    So, you are going to be in a food coma by the time Saturday rolls around? Got any lei coupons for your birthday? 🙂

  221. warriorfanny2 April 29, 2009 8:48 am

    here are my selections @ WR–
    Bradley-Taylor-Lane, wideouts, Salas-Pilares-Blount, slots.
    Others: Tinoco, Henry, Medeiros.

    Stiil a lot of variables on the table–such as who reports to camp in primo condition, grasp of system and injury.
    javonte and dustin bring instant field-speed and quickness, not just linear 40-speed.

    Coach Ron constantly talks about field-speed or game-speed and the ability to move and react quickly to defenses under game conditions.

    Bradley and Taylor have the ability to strech the field vertically, to open huge zones, under, for our slots to drop into.
    If Bradley can catch deep, he will draw 2-coverage, further opening it up for our slots.
    Blount is difficult to cover betw coverage and Salas has velcro hands as the go-to-guy.
    Kealoha Pilares is a wild-card and could have a break-out-season, depending on whether Coach Lee allows him to focus on one position….it looks good for our receiving unit and no matter who starts–I would love to see rotation.
    Too much talent here to sit.

  222. FloridaTed April 29, 2009 9:18 am

    Fall-Camp should be really interesting, just to see who will emerge.

    Last year we had the illusion of being two deep, which turned out to be a mirage, but this year we actually seem to have it. Let’s hope that last years mirage was just a reflexion of this years reality.

    If the coaches can put this Orchestra together in the right way, 2009 might become a great symphony. 10 + wins is entirely possible.

  223. 22Tokyo April 29, 2009 12:42 pm

    My deepest condolences…

  224. Kimo April 29, 2009 5:15 pm

    Pomai,May you and your Ohana be Blessed.Would like to be there when the Misses ashes be placed,I lived in Winchester,Va.?

  225. Go Warriors April 29, 2009 6:58 pm

    Congrats to all of the Warriors.

  226. Hawaiianbod April 29, 2009 7:44 pm

    Pomai –
    Uncle – my deepest sympathy to you and your Ohana on the loss of Aunty. May the Lord be with you. If there’s anything i can do, i’m here for you. God Bless. Peace be with you.


  227. brew808 May 27, 2009 10:49 pm


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